William Decatur Mintz Sketch

Manuscript Collection #455
Mintz, William Decatur, 1837-
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, Photocopy of ten-page memoir.
Preferred Citation
William Decatur Mintz Sketch (#455), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Sketch (1860s) including photocopy of reminiscence of Civil War service, organizations.

Biographical/historical information

William Decatur ("Dee") Mintz, born May 17, 1837, was a native of Rutherford Co., N.C. In the fall of 1860, Mintz traveled to Arkansas where he enlisted in the Confederate service on May 1, 1861. He first served as third corporal and then as a first lieutenant in Company C of the 5th Arkansas Regiment.

Scope and arrangement

Mintz's brief and rudimentary sketch contains reminiscences of his service in Arkansas and Kentucky.

Items of interest include the names of officers and the organization of the company, regiment, and brigade to which Mintz belonged; descriptions of maneuvers from Little Rock to Pocahontas and Gainsville, Arkansas; and a brief skirmish with Union troops at Columbus, Kentucky.

Administrative information
Custodial History

November 8, 1982, 1 item; Photocopy of ten-page reminiscence of Civil War service in Arkansas and Kentucky. Gift of Mr. Fred D. Mintz, Sr., Lawndale, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Fred D. Mintz, Sr.

Processing information

Processed by E. Scott, March 1984

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Mintz, William Decatur, 1837-
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army. Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 5th
Arkansas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate